Chris Hedges and Danny Haiphong: Myths of American Exceptionalism

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges and Danny Haiphong

RT America on Aug 31, 2019

Host Chris Hedges talks with journalist Danny Haiphong about how the myths of American meritocracy and individualism are used to legitimize the accumulation of inherited wealth by the ruling elite class. Haiphong’s new book with Roberto Sirvent, American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News – From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror.

Video and transcript here.

From the archives:

Exceptionally Innocent by David Swanson (Book Review)

10 Ways We Pretend War Is Not a Crime and How to Change Them by David Swanson

Put Away The Flags by Howard Zinn

I’m Sick and Tired of This Thing Called “Patriotism” by William Blum

The Nation’s Enduring Apartheid by Paul Street

There Is No Good Kind of Nationalism by David Swanson

Howard Zinn: The Myth of American Exceptionalism

History of Capitalism in the United States: Exposing the Myth of America + Full Transcript

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